Friday, November 27, 2020

1981 Topps Dwight Evans


The front: As someone who started following baseball in the mid-1980s, it seems weird to see Evans without a mustache. Looking at his cards, though, it appears 1981 was the year he decided his upper lip was missing something and started to grow one.

The back: Evans hit the walk-off homer off of the Mad Hungarian, Al Hrabosky.

The player: Dwight Evans was the regular right fielder for the Red Sox for most of his 20-year major league career. In 2,606 games he hit .272 with 385 HR and 1,384 RBI, and was a three-time All-Star. A fine defensive outfielder, Evans won eight gold gloves. 

The man: Evans was nicknamed Dewey by a minor league manager who nicknamed two other teammates Louie and Newie. The nickname stuck throughout his career. He is currently a Player Development Consultant for the Red Sox

My collection: I have 100 of his cards, from 1973 to 1992. I would be interested in trading for 1991 Studio #2.


  1. Dewey! Pretty sure he grew the mustache to take the focus off his bushy eyebrows! LOL!

  2. But for us older collectors, when Evans started appearing with a mustache it was weird.

  3. The mustache thing is very interesting. It's a good test to see when you collected. I definitely remember him with the 'stache.

  4. Somebody should start a collection of guys who are famous for their mustaches but without them on the cards in the collection.


  5. I'm one of those who grew up watching the older, mustachioed Dewey. I should try to fill in the gaps in my early '80s collection with cards like this one.